Georgia Writers Museu

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Featured Local Authors and Hall of Fame Inductees


Alice Walker


Born in Eatonton, Georgia, on February 9, 1944, Walker is a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. 


Her most famous novel, The Color Purple , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983.  It was later turned into a film and a Broadway musical.



Flannery O'Connor 

Born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925, O'Connor lived most of her life near Milledgeville, Georgia, just southwest of Eatonton.  

She is best known for her short story collections, including A Good Man is Hard to Find (1955) and Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965).  


Joel Chandler Harris


 Born in Eatonton, Georgia, on December 9, 1845, Chandler is one of the South's most influential authors and a renown journalist.  


He is most remembered for his Uncle Remus folktales.